This site is the home of the Wakefield Historical Commission, Wakefield, Massachusetts.

Wakefield Historical Commission

Want to purchase a historic home sign for your house?  Click on this link:  HistoricHouseMarkerProgram Forms

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Take a self-guided walking tour of Wakefield!

Questions about Wakefield’s history, or the Wakefield Historical Commission?  You can contact us through the wordpress link or through the Town’s website, or call us at 857-301-8805.

National Register Program in Wakefield

Wakefield’s List of Significant Sites

Discover Wakefield’s Architectural History

Challenges facing Wakefield’s Old Burying Ground.  (***Read the history of the Old Burying Ground.)

Discover Wakefield’s history — visit the website of the Wakefield Historical Society.

NEXT MEETING:  fourth Wednesday of the month, Americal Civic Center, Heritage Room, 7:30 p.m.   

****On the agenda for the September 25th meeting – setting a hearing date for the demolition request for 13 Mansion Road.  Request is sought to ‘raise the building.’  That hearing date to be announced after the meeting.

Related Links

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Tax Credit

Economic Impacts of Historic Preservation in Massachusetts

The National Register of Historic Places:  Effects and Benefits of Listing

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Hartshorne House Video

This video was written, directed and narrated by Nancy Bertrand and produced with the considerable help of WCAT's Tom Stapleton and Ryan Boyd.